The Erskine College Flying Fleet football program gave its first-ever “Ace Award” to James T. “Jimmy” Rambo, a retired accountant and member of the Class of 1962, during a special presentation at the conclusion of the homecoming football game Saturday, Nov. 5, when senior football players were also honored.
The Ace Award, recognizing Rambo as an exceptional fan, is named for Erskine’s Flying Fleet mascot and was conferred by football staff members.
Director of Special Gifts and Events Beth Boyd, wife of Head Football Coach Shap Boyd, cited Rambo’s “unfailing support of the Flying Fleet football program since its revival” and described why he deserved the Ace Award.
“He studied every opponent before each game, studied Erskine’s players to understand how each member contributed on the field, arrived early at every home game to personally wish the coaches and players well, and watched every down with the intensity of a coach,” Boyd said.
Photo above shows James Rambo, center, flanked by family members; Coach Shap Boyd, far left; and Erskine President Dr. Steve Adamson, behind award recipient.